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Catherine Berning

Catherine Berning

Catherine Berning is one of our South African dressage riders riding internationally under the trainership of Rien van der Schaft.  She has represented KwaZulu-Natal for 14 years and has 8 South African individual gold medals.  Her dream to compete internationally came true in 2015 when she sourced her Grand Prix horse, Brisbane from Emma Hindle.  She believes there are no shortcuts to becoming a masterful rider and that respecting a horse’s individuality is key to maintaining a happy athlete.  In her spare time she is a graphic designer at Ardmore Ceramic Art.

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One of my finest moments this year was riding with my sister on the South Africa team during the FEI World Challenge, 11th of October at Shongweni Club.
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I recently returned back to compete at SA Champs in Kyalami, jhb. My mum has done some superb training on the young horses. Desperado was outstanding and was highly placed in all the Elementary classes against great company, Ciroc won a qualifier with 71% and Quantico stole the show winning